SOMEWHAT late, it seems that the government has issued a D-Notice over naming the “ex-MI6” man who drafted the now infamous dodgy dossier on Donald Trump.
(A D-Notice is a government request to not report a story, or aspects of a story, on national security grounds.)
I imagine that there is no such thing as being an “ex” operative, at least for certain types of work. However, the chap in question is widely reported to be very definitely “ex-MI6”, and now working in the private sector. Even so, and before seeing the D-Notice, I did wonder how “ex” he was. I’m now not entirely convinced that he was fully “ex”. This is very intriguing.
The home secretary’s party conference speech proposing that companies compile lists of foreign workers has been declared a “hate incident” by police under crime recording policies that she has supported …
She said that the government would be “examining whether we should tighten the test companies have to take before recruiting from abroad” and ensuring that foreign workers were “not taking jobs British people could do”.
It’s not a crime, but has been recorded as a “hate incident”. So you don’t commit a crime, but the police still record what you’ve done. Rudd is a “moderniser”, one of those Cameron creatures without a conservative principle who would be at home in the LibDems or a Blairite Labour Party. She supports the entire far-Left “hate crime” edifice, so it’s nice to see an authoritarian creature caught in her own trap.
Of course it’s no surprise that an academic – a Professor Joshua Silver – made the original complaint. The old (real) liberal tradition in British universities is just about dead now, killed as much by academics as snowflake students.
THE DEEP STATE state war on Trump has turned even more bizarre. Buzzfeed was out last night with bombshell revelations about Trump, a Russian hotel bed and some bizarre sexual rite. CNN and a breathlessly excited BBC piled in moments later.
The claim is that Donald Trump stayed in the same Moscow hotel suite once used by the Obamas. When he learned of this, Trump got some Russian prostitutes to pee on the bed. The Russian FSB has the room bugged (which makes you wonder why the Obamas would stay there), recorded it and are holding it over Trump. It’s a Fake News story so bizarre that only a Lib headbanger could believe it, but then the media is hardly short of Lib Headbangers.
Roaringly funny, and unfortunately for the media, they were royally trolled by a 4chan user:
Of course there are no end of ways that commies are annoying. In her case it’s because she campaigned against Swiss cowbells, piglet racing and the local church bells. I’ve never seen piglet racing but I love it already. What a joyless bunch these commies are.
Local politician Tanja Suter agreed with the majority of the town’s citizens and said Holten had a ‘big mouth’, saying she did not deserve to get a Swiss passport ‘if she irritates us and does not respect our traditions’.
How completely admirable. Too many dodgepots have little respect for tradition these days. I think it ought to become the highest law – respect our traditions or bugger off.
The President elect has designated Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. He should be confirmed. I don’t agree with many of his positions, but he is the President-elect’s choice, he is qualified and he has no history of wrongdoing that I’ve seen. Vague and essentially unsubstantiated claims of prejudice based on jokes and disgruntled aquaitances don’t strike me as grounds to derail him. And I don’t respect the self-promoting fellow Senator Corey Booker breaking precedent and testifying against him. Booker is merely a political opponent and not a witness with knowledge.
Sessions views fit within mainstream conservative thought. He shouldn’t be penalized for that. The Senate should and will confirm him.
JEREMY CORBYN launched a “reboot” to his magnificent leadership of the Labour Party today. It’s going better than expected.
Corbyn 2.0 went round the morning newsrooms and talked up his plan for a maximum salary cap. Yep, the man who has led Labour to historic poll lows is going big on a 100% tax rate. It means that from now until Labour is crushed at the next General Election, Labour MPs will be dogged to say where they think the income cap should be. But it gets better.
Corbyn was going to divorce Labour from the free movement of people. Instead he said that between single market membership and controls on immigration, the single market comes first, thereby submitting to continued free movement. No-one knows where Labour has stood on this. Now he’s gone from confusion over Brexit and immigration to confusion over the single market too. And he also supports the tube and rail strikes, of course. That’ll claw back the Tory lead, no doubt.
He hasn’t even given his keynote reboot speech yet. The point of it is (or was) to commit Labour to reducing EU immigration, but he flatly contradicted that before breakfast. Goodness knows what else this communist loon will come up with, but it’ll be a cracker.
AN awful lot of US armour and some 4000 troops are currently being deployed from Germany into Poland –
(Apologies for RT, but I cannot find any such reports in the “reputable” media.)
Let’s be clear: Russia decided to plonk itself right in the middle of a ring of NATO military bases, so clearly this move is necessary to counter Russian aggression. If she does not respond peacefully, by pulling back her people and borders, away from NATO units, NATO ought to take further, even more reasonable measures.
More than 20 people are now known to have died as icy temperatures continue to grip much of Europe.
Ten people died of cold in Poland on Sunday. The bodies of three migrants, two Iraqi and one Somali, were found near the Turkish-Bulgarian border.
Deaths have been reported in Italy, the Czech Republic, Russia and Ukraine.
Dozens of flights have been halted. In Turkey, the Bosphorus is closed to shipping after a snowstorm. Even Greece’s islands are covered in snow.
It looks like everywhere in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe is suffering the effects of global warming. Istanbul is under a load of snow, Rome’s fountains have frozen over, and the global warming has even fallen as far south as central Syria. Damn you, selfish car drivers!
I am in Joy. I have a Cuckoo Clock that I got about 40 years ago. My sister took a Trip to NI and borrowed a custom camera I had. Well I told her being a good brother “if she screws up my Camera don’t come back!”
Needless to say, while Staying at an adorable sweet Irish cottage with some friends they decided to go to the local Pub…. While they were enjoying the Local Flavor, the local flavor enjoyed their visit also breaking into the car and yes you guessed it… Stealing the Camera!
Out of Guilt my tortured Sister brought me back the most delightful German Black Forest Cuckoo Clock. It Cuckoos, dancers spin, mother birds feed baby birds, and a music box plays two different tunes. It is a cacophony of shear delight on the hour and half hour…..
I was just able after 16 years to get it restored hung and running….. I give it a week before the wife takes a shotgun to it
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